Susan Spencer Crowe

An American Girl

screen print
edition: 30
image size: 21"h X 29"h
7 colors on Rives BFK
enlarge print


In American Girl, the adorable six-year-old Susan is on top of the world. In four phases, she has structure, appears "normal", is bound and freely alive at the same time. It is a wonderful feminist work.

The play between structure and moving energetic states is an element of Susan's lifetime body of work. Attention to Detail, an exhibition of new sculptures and watercolors was exhibited from January 10 - February 8, 2004 at the im n iL Gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In 2001, she was awarded her second New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in sculpture and named Lily Auchincloss Foundation Sculpture Fellow. Recent one-person shows include installations in the Barrows Rotunda at Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire), and at Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, Pennsylvania). Susan has been long active as an arts professional in New York and is a former executive director of the Lower East Side Print Shop.